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This article was published on June 21, 2011


The Pimp Your Screen iPhone app keeps you looking fresh

The Pimp Your Screen iPhone app keeps you looking fresh
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers

Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Bored of your background? Me too. While it’s usually a picture of my honey, I change my background quite often because it gives me the slightest satisfaction that I’m holding something new.

The Pimp Your Screen iPhone app offers a catalog of tailor-made images. Apalon, the company behind the app calls it “the world’s most popular customization app for iDevices.” This app offers radical wallpaper designs, shiny skins and neon combos to well, pimp your screen. Think WinMX, circa 2001. My favorite offering is “App Shelves” (pictured below), which provides a number of different images that make it look like your apps are literally sitting on shelves.

The new update to Pimp Your Screen by Apalon includes the Home Screen Maker, which allows you to personalize your Home Screen by combining a wallpaper or a photo from the app’s library with icon skins or app shelves. The new app also includes multitasking support, so you can quit the app and come back to the exact same place. Feel free to share your wallpaper on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or email.

“With the release of the new version, Pimp Your Screen becomes the all-in-one customization tool. With Home and Lock Screen Maker, unique content and frequent updates it’s a fully feature packed product that allows to change the look of your device like never before.” said Peter Melnikov, VP of Apalon.

The app works on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 3.0. But at 16.4 MB, it isn’t the lightest app on my phone. Still, very fun to play with!

Purchase and Download here ($0.99).